I would go to RockAuto and get some Monroe HD shocks. They're about 11 bucks a piece there. Shiping is very fairly priced, and is very fast. They also offer a few more brands, though I am not sure if their price is better than others for those shocks. (Rancho, etc.)
Might as well do fronts and rears for that price. You can also get the front lower shock mounting studs for about 5 bucks a piece, and those would be used if you happened to break the lower mounts or find them damaged, or about ready to fall off.
1996 Ranger 3.0, 5 speed stick, 4x4, 3.73's, 31" BFG AT KO's
Wiring, it's all fun and games until you poke yer eye out with a soldering iron...